MLB Insider Mets shared a tough question for fans

The New York Mets' Jacob Degram # 48 warms up before the start of the Spring Training Game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park on March 27, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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The New York Mets have entered spring training with two top-five starters on the MLB in their roster: Jacob Digram and Max Scherzer.

The two of them have five Sai Young awards.

However, they are also of advanced age and have a lot of injuries, so they knew that their missing time this season was too much.

DeGrum went down to spring training with a stress response in his right scapula and healing / progress was not fast.

He is starting a throwing program but will probably need the equivalent of a regular spring training to return in July.

Sherzer, on the other hand, injured himself while making the pitch early Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

He has a “medium to high grade internal diagonal strain” and according to the team, he will be out for 6-8 weeks.

Who will return first: Degrome or Sherzaar?

A Mets insider is now wondering which of the two injured Ss will return first.

“Unfortunately for the Mets, you may be wondering now who will start a game for them: Sherzer or Degrom?”, Joel Sherman of the NY Post tweeted on Thursday.

This is actually a valid question.

Depending on Scherzer’s recovery, he could beat Digroms in the Mets rotation if he stays close to the six-week timeline.

Although given his age (he’s 37 years old), the Mets will probably take things slowly with him and stick to the eight-week threshold instead, in which case the degree could be the first to return.

Whatever the case, the Mets’ depth will be tested: they will have to show that they can win the game for a long time without their two aces.

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